Locavore Heaven: Fresh Means Fresh — Really! — in Thailand’s Golden Triangle

September 17, 2012 in News

These days, the word fresh is ubiquitous—and meaningless. You see it as a label slapped on everything: from frozen pizza to potato chips. Fresh… really?

While that may be true, guests at Thailand’s Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle need never question whether the ingredients on their plates are, in fact, fresh. They can see for themselves. When guests stroll down the path to the organic garden they’ll see chefs picking ingredients for Nong Yao Restaurant.

Here, chefs carefully snip kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass stems for the resort’s signature beverages. These herbal drinks, whipped up using herbs harvested daily from the camp garden, are served at all onsite restaurants. Guests eat breakfast at Nong Yao, where they are joined by elephants, who enjoy their morning meal of tasty, fresh bananas, every day around 8:30 a.m.

Our favourites? The Green Triangle Drink (pandan leaf, galangal, lemongrass and honey; benefits: improved blood circulation, cough remedy and heals bruises) and the Galangal Passion Drink (kaffir lime leaf, aromatic ginger, galangal and passionfruit; benefits: heart health and a rejuvenating pick-me-up). – Laura Gosselin

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